Derby may seem like a quiet town on the surface, but reports say that it has the 14 th highest crime rate in Connecticut. The crime rate is indicative of the struggles and obstacles that many residents face. You may feel as though you have to face your trials alone, but in reality there is help available to you.

Counselors in the Derby area are able to talk with you and help you identify and overcome the obstacles in your life. These confidential therapists can help you examine your feelings of despair and downtrodden life problems and help you find happiness. Contact a counselor today.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 4

Hello my name is Melinda Gladden and I am a licensed bilingual clinical social worker. I have been in the field for over 5 years working with adults, children, families, and adolescents providing individual, group, and family therapy. My practice specialties are working with parents, behavior modification techniques, social skills training, intellectual disabilities, anxiety, depression, and trauma focused. I utilize evidence based models such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, MATCH, Social Thinking, Seeking Safety, Cogni...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, ADHD
Years of experience: 11

Hi. My name is Stacey and I am an LCSW who has a vast clinical background and have been practicing for over 11 years. I earned my Masters in Social Work degree from Fordham University and continue my learning yearly as I enjoy having the most current information on social emotional challenges and strategies for managing anxiety, daily stressors, grief/loss, body images/eating disorders, LGBTQ topics, family/relationship concerns, parenting challenges, social media pressures and a variety of mental illness diagnosis. My approach to therapy is simple: client cent...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the states of Connecticut and Oregon with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, relationship and attachment issues, addictions, managing emotions, and self esteem issues. I am also a certified health coach and a certified law of attraction life coach, and love supporting people in finally achieving their dreams. My counseling style is warm and empathic. One of the most important things I do is to help people to rec...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, BUT rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.-Maya Angelou We can either grow or stay stagnant through the life challenges, transitions and situations we face. My name is Jewel Robinson, and I am a systems-based therapist trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I completed my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University, and I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with minor in Psychology. My phil...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 10

I am a Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working as a Case Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor and have a knowledge of Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and poly substance abuse . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines co...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

Hello and welcome! My name is Lisa Leibowitz and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Connecticut, where I reside with my family. I have a Bachelors degree in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a Masters in social work (MSW) from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work in Bryn Mawr, PA. My experience includes individual counseling with adults and adolescents, parent guidance, family, and group work. After the past couple of years of dealing with the additional stress and worry in our daily lives brought about by the pandemic - ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a broad base of counseling experience with; children, adolescents and families. Areas of emphasis; mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorders and Asperger/Autism Spectrum. I view mental health holistically, incorporating the roles of mind, body and spirit as key components to healthy living. I am a relationships based counselor, which uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy as my models for treatment. Considerable experience working with adolescence who have suffered various...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 26

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are seeking a helping hand to improve your life. Sometimes life brings challenges which can become overwhelming and stressful. When you come to therapy, you get to drop the pretensions. You get to be vulnerable and explore the fears and painful feelings that you worry you cannot reveal to the people you love. Therapy improves mental wellness and helps to address maladaptive behaviors and coping mechanisms with safe and more effective coping strategies in order to travel the road to recovery. As ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 32

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 32 years, graduating from a school of social welfare . I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I am married and have two grown Children. I currently work in an urban Community Mental Health setting helping people with mental health issues,(diagnosed with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Personality disorders)as well as issues with major life stressors and relationship issues. I am the Assistant Director supervising 13 clinicians, and I have a caseload myself. Prior to being promot...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 25

I am a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut with over 25 years of experience working as school counselor and in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, addiction issues, ADHD and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognit...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hi and Welcome, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Connecticut with 7 years of experience working with individuals and families in crisis. I have provided individual, group, and family therapy in a mental health agency setting while working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship conflict, and parenting struggles, and many more. My approach is tailored to each individual based on their specific needs, but is always warm, compassionate, and collaborative. I draw primarily from Cognitive Behavior...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Connecticut, who has been working in the field for over 10 years. I have a background in fine arts, and a master's degree from UCONN School of Social Work. I've worked in addiction counseling, clinical community work, and as a school social worker in varying levels of care. I have helped clients tackle a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, and PTSD. I have assisted adults, young adults and teens build skills to continue on a successful path through ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Connecticut with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients ages 7-60 with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, mood disorders, depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, attachment and relationships, family conflict, and many more. My therapy style is warm and interactive, and I am a true believer that we are a team working together to meet your goals. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is eclectic, ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Connecticut with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I look forward to supporting you...

How To Find Counseling Derby

Finding the best therapist close by in Derby can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Derby area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Derby. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Derby, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Derby or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Derby counselors can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Derby area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Derby
  • DBT in Derby
  • Substance use therapy in Derby
  • Couples therapy in Derby

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Derby, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Derby, elsewhere in New Haven, or in the greater state of Connecticut.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Derby area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Derby Therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Derby due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist in Derby: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Derby: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Derby: $100
  • Therapy in Derby: $80

While many psychologists in Derby may not take health insurance, some counselors in the state of Connecticut may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Derby and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Derby, Connecticut working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology professionals have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health counselor. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Derby above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Derby virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office to meet with one of these counselors as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Derby helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Derby therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Derby therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Derby counselor can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Derby, CT, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 06418 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Derby can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Derby Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist If I Feel Fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although counselors and psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Derby licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Derby, Connecticut can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Derby has many professionals who practice person- or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Derby, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

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